OneSearch is the CSULB library catalog. Use OneSearch to find books, eBooks, CD's, DVD's, streaming media, journal titles and other material available in the CSULB and the other CSU Libraries. If you find a physical item not available at CSULB, you can request it via CSU+ and Link+
The major digital book collections for engineering are Safari, Books 24 x7 and Knovel. See eBooks for more information. The individual titles from these collections are also included in OneSearch.
We also have access to many government publications via OneSearch; many are freely available on the Internet. Government publications are important for some engineering disciplines.
Please see box on right hand side to search OneSearch and the box below for guides and video tutorials.
Need a book the Library doesn't have?
Request it through Link+
Books arrive at the CSULB Library within 2-4 business days and you get an email.
You can get to Link+ directly from your OneSearch query results. If we don't have the book or it is checked out, login to OneSearch and take the link for Link+ under Request Options. Or do your search directly in Link+.
Find out more on the interlibrary services page.
The main Library of Congress call numbers for Engineering are listed below and only provided for general guidance. Engineering books are located on the 4th floor of the CSULB library.
TA Engineering (General). Civil Engineering
TE Highway Engineering
TF Railroad Engineering
TG Bridge Engineering
TH Building Construction
TJ Mechanical Engineering
TK Electrical Engineering
TK7885-7895 Computer Engineering
TL Aeronautics. Astronautics. Motor Vehicles
TP Chemical Engineering
University of Pittsburgh has an excellent description of Google Books
Useful for searching the contents of books.
Example: UAV (unmanned aerial vehicles). Popular topic for Aerospace capstone project
If full-text is not available in Google Books search OneSearch to see if book is available in CSU + or LINK + or request via BeachReach.